Please refer to the below information before moving your Native Instruments software or libraries to another location on your computer.
It is not recommended to move your Native Instruments software applications after installation, as this can cause various problems including failed updates.
Preferences and Settings
Native Instruments installers place preference and settings files in various system and user folders. It is advised not to move or delete any of these files unless you are following specific instructions from the Knowledge Base or Native Instruments Support technicians to resolve an issue.
Computers running OS X have dedicated system folders for VST, AU or RTAS plug-ins. Do not move your plug-in files to another location as your sequencer will not be able to detect them.
On Windows machines you are prompted to specify a location for your plug-in files (VST) during installation. Make sure you point the installer to the correct VST plug-in folder. Native Instruments recommends using one dedicated folder for all VST plug-in files and configuring all your host sequencers to use this folder.
If you do not define a custom library path during the initial installation process, the library folders will be installed in these default locations:
- Mac OS: Mac HD > Users > Shared
- Windows: C: > Users > Public > PublicDocuments
It is safe to move your Native Instruments sample libraries to another hard drive. In some cases, performance can even be improved if you have an extra hard drive devoted to library storage as shown below.
The relocation process differs depending on the library. Information related to the moving of specific Native Instruments libraries is listed below:
Refer to this article for information on how to relocate a KONTAKT based library (eg. DAMAGE, ABBEY ROAD 60s DRUMMER etc.) as well as the KONTAKT Factory Library after moving it to another location on your system.
KONTAKT 2 - 4
When moving the KONTAKT Factory Library in older versions of KONTAKT (2 - 4), it is necessary to set the new library path in the Options under Load / Import.
Please refer to this article for information on how to relocate a MASCHINE based library after moving the folder to another location on your system. For information on how to share MASCHINE projects between two computers please refer to this article.
Refer to this article for information on how to relocate the BATTERY 3 library after moving its folder to another location on your system.
Refer to this article for information on how to relocate the BATTERY 4 Factory library after moving its folder to another location on your system.
AKOUSTIK PIANO does not offer an option menu to reset the library path.
- Open AKOUSTIK PIANO after moving the library folder. You will receive the below dialog:
- Click OK. A new explorer window will open.
- Browse to the new Library location and click OK.
- To change the path to a new library directory, first go to the OPTIONS menu.
- Click BROWSE to reset the Library path, then click OK.
KORE 2 and KORE 2 PLAYER
To relocate the Kore 2 Sample Content folder open the General tab in the KORE 2 Preferences. Click Set under Sample Content Path to reset the directory.
REAKTOR Instruments and Effects (eg. THE MOUTH, THE FINGER, PRISM or RAZOR)
- Mac OS: Please refer to this article for information on how to relocate your REAKTOR content products.
- Windows: When moving your REAKTOR content products to another location on a PC, it is necessary to first uninstall the content, then reinstall it to the new destination.
REAKTOR Factory Content
To change the REAKTOR 5 Library path to a new directory, click on the Directories tab
within the REAKTOR PREFERENCES. Click on the Folder icon and browse to the new library location on your hard disc.
When moving your ABSYNTH 5 sample content to another location it is necessary to first uninstall the application. Reinstall from the original installer and specify the new content location during installation.